About kelly


Kelly Lovell with Youtubers NikiNSammy speaking on stage

Millennial and Gen Z Influencer

  • Three-time TEDx speaker
  • International network reaches youth influencers in 100 countries
  • Top 0.1% of online influencers on youth, youth mobilization, business, startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership (Klout)
  • Top 10 Entrepreneurs to Follow list, 2015, 2016, 2017 (Twitter)
  • Top Millennial Influencer in Entrepreneurship, 2016 (LinkedIn)

Featured By

16 Leadership Awards,
10-time United Nations Speaker

Woman Entrepreneur

  • President and CEO of Lovell Corporation
  • Founder of MyEffect (and proud woman in STEM leader)
  • Startup Canada's Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2017 - Ontario
  • G20 Young Entrepreneurship Alliance Delegate, 2017
  • Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Silver Stevie Award Winner, 2014
  • American Express Emerging Innovators of Canada, 2013​
  • Youngest Winner of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2013
Kelly standing in a power pose wearing a tweed blazer and yellow blouse
Kelly standing in front a colourful block tower made of three blocks reading all for development, peace and creativity

Future of Work Policy Advisor

  • G7, G20, W20 and United Nations policy advisor
  • Director of Youth-Led Innovation for the UN’s Blockchain for Impact Group of the Commission for Sustainable Development
  • Has collaborated on initiatives to promote youth-led innovation and future skills development with UNDESA (Department of Economic and Social Affairs), UNIDO (UN Industrial Development Organization), 72nd President of the General Assembly.
  • Featured speaker at UN ECOSOC Youth forum, the High-Level Political Forum, Commission on Social Development and World Youth Skills Day
  • Collaborating partner and advisor for multiple stakeholder groups for the UN's Sustainable Development Goals including: UN Volunteer Groups’ Alliance Steering Committee, Impact2030 and Canada's Alliance 2030

One of Her Majesty the Queen’s
Young Leaders

The prestigious award–personally bestowed by Her Majesty to Kelly Lovell at Buckingham Palace–recognizes exceptional young people under 30 from the Commonwealth who are using their skills to leave a legacy of change.

Young Leader of Change

  • Queen's Young Leader, 2016
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Gold Winner
  • Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, 2016
  • Caring Canadian Award, presented by His Excellency the Governor General of Canada, 2014
  • Newcomer Champion Award, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration, 2014
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Community Caregiver and Service Award, 2011
Kelly wearing a pink dress at Buckingham Palace shaking the Queen's hand as she is handed an award from Her Majesty in front of the Royal Family

Youth Entrepreneur Advocate

  • Published author of The Power of YOUth book
  • Associate Fellow: The Royal Commonwealth Society
  • Hesselbein Fellow: Top 50 Global Young Leaders, 2013
  • Canada’s Top 20 Under 20, 2012
  • Rogers’ Young Woman of the Year, 2011
  • Ontario’s Change the World Youth Ambassador Award, 2011


“Kelly's dedication and enthusiasm for youth empowerment and generally for the betterment of mankind and humanity is truly something breathtaking and illuminating. I'd like to thank you [Kelly] from me and the rest of the world, for whom without people like you wouldn't have a voice to voice."
Tariq Amin, Young Entrepreneur

“I have followed Kelly's organizations and motivational speeches via TEDxYouth and TEDxWaterloo for quite some time and I feel that the work she has done is incomparable in both scope and meaning. Kelly portrays upcoming young leaders and their ideas in an exciting and captivating way.”
Steven, University Student

Get in Touch

Kelly is available for event bookings, keynotes and influencer marketing collaborations.
Connect with her team to learn more.